Why Women Wear What They Wear by Sophie Woodward
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Why Women Wear What They Wear
By Sophie Woodward

Why Women Wear What They Wear

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Why Women Wear What They Wear by Sophie Woodward

Book Description

Each morning we establish an image and an identity for ourselves through the simple act of getting dressed. Why Women Wear What They Wear presents an intimate ethnography of clothing choice. The book uses real women's lives and clothing decisions - observed and discussed at the moment of getting dressed - to illustrate theories of clothing, the body and identity. Woodward pieces together what women actually think about clothing, dress and the body in a world where popular media and culture presents an increasingly extreme and distorted view of femininity and the ideal body. Immediately accessible to all those who have stood in front of a mirror and wondered 'does this make me look fat?', 'is this skirt really me?' or 'does this jacket match?', Why Women Wear What They Wear provides students of anthropology and fashion with a fresh perspective on the social issues and constraints we are all consciously or unconsciously negotiating when we get dressed.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9781845206994
ISBN-10: 1845206991
Format: Paperback
(234mm x 156mm x 10mm)
Pages: 190
Imprint: Berg Publishers
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Publish Date: 1-Nov-2007
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Focuses on an everyday item - blue jeans - to learn what one simple article of clothing can tell us about our individual and social lives and challenging, by extension, the foundational anthropological presumption of the normative.

Global Denim by Sophie Woodward Global Denim, Hardback (November 2010)

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Author Biography - Sophie Woodward

Sophie Woodward is Lecturer at University College for the Creative Arts, and Nottingham Trent School of Art and Design Research Associate.

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